Thank you!

I want to express my gratitude to the voters of Arlington for giving me the opportunity to serve as a member of the School Committee. I look forward to serving the students, parents, and all residents of Arlington over the next three years.   I said many times during the campaign that the School Committee is a deeply collaborative group that moves things forward by working together. It turns out that that is also how campaigns work. I could not have done this without the support of so many community members, some of whom I met for the first time over the past several months. I’m grateful to all those who attended the candidate forums, came to meet-and-greets, and emailed the campaign. Your thoughtful questions and concerns informed my thinking. I hope that you will keep sharing your ideas with me over the next three years. Finally, I want to thank the rest of the candidates for making this campaign such a collegial and productive discussion of the ways in which we can all work together to support Arlington Public Schools. 

This is an exciting time for Arlington Public Schools.  I’m eager to get to work with the rest of the School Committee to support the district’s five-year strategic plan, and to put action behind the vision of the Arlington Public Schools to be an equitable educational community where all learners feel a sense of belonging, experience growth and joy, and are empowered to shape their own futures and contribute to a better world.” 

All the best,


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